August 8, 2014

Kill Count: The Death Wish Series

Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) isn’t just a man, he’s a killing machine; he doesn’t say much but actions speak far louder than words.

He starts off as a “bleeding heart liberal” who is against violence but when his wife and daughter are brutally assaulted in a home invasion, he takes matters into his own hands. An inept police force fails to bring the men to justice (and never do) but Paul takes to the streets with his gun and starts taking out criminals.

The public aren’t sure whether he’s a hero or just as bad as the villains, but either way that’s what makes it such a fascinating film.

But never mind all this deep thinking philosophising, man.

Let’s take a look at every Death Wish movie and see just how many scumbags Paul Kersey takes out.


Kersey Kill Count: 116

As some YouTube commenter also stated: in Death Wish 3, Shriker indicates that Kersey killed at least 12 additional criminals after the the events of Death Wish 2. In Death Wish 4, Nozaki states that “The Vigilante” killed a mugger in L.A. after the events of Death Wish 3. So Kersey in actuality has a total of 129 kills… impressive… most impressive.

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Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



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